Ibiza

One of the few places on earth where hippies, jet-setters and party crowd comes together to swim, eat, drink and dance under the stars. Ibiza has many different faces, and for a true island experience, make sure you rent a car and get around.

Cala Salada 

A beautiful little beach surrounded by pinos and rocks, popular by the locals. Come here early morning or later in the afternoon, take a coffee or lunch at the beach shack and enjoy the crystal clear water in quiet surroundings.

 

Cala Bassa

This beach on the west coast of Ibiza gets very packed during high season. Escape the crowded beach and go for the beach beds at the beach club for some secluded luxury. Shop some ibiza dresses (or why not a Demadly at the beach boutique?) and enjoy the care-free high spirits in the afternoon as the DJ turns up the music.

Cala Benirrás

Cala Benirrás captured by Ibiza Spotlight

For an alternative Sunday plan and to experience the hippie side of Ibiza, drive to the north of Ibiza and to this little beach (go early in the morning before the crowd makes it hard to park the car). It has a picturesque view across the water to an interesting rock formation known as Cap Bernat (or referred to locals as ‘the finger of God’). On Sundays there is a hippie market where you can shop local artwork. Enjoy the sundown accompanied by drummers who descend to the beach to ‘drum down the sunset’ in this iconic hippie ritual. A unique Ibiza experience, established over many years. Afterwards you can continue dancing or go for dinner at the beach club Elements.

 

Ses Salinas

Named after the salt lakes in the south of Ibiza, the beach at Las Salinas is the southernmost tip of the island. The long, wide crescent of pale sandy beach is bordered by pine woods and crystal clear waters. It’s a very cool beach with great beach bars such as Beso Beach and the lively Sa Trinxa. The bars all play music which spills out onto the beach, and will often bring cocktails and food orders out to you on the sand. My favorite for lunch is Jockey Club. Last time here I ordered the tuna pizza and it was amazing. Go here for a long late lunch and order in food and wine.

 

 

Yemanjá is an idyllic hotspot capturing the magic of the true spirit of Ibiza for its food, landscape, beautiful crowd, music and family-friendly ambiance. Located next to Blue Marlin, you can go here a Saturday or Sunday to have lunch with the feet in the sand. The food is amazing, traditional Spanish cuisine. Order in paella to share or the Spaghetti frescos “guitarra” con salsa marinera (delicious!). Accompany the food with Sangria de cava.

 

Sunset Ashram in Cala Comte

For a true Ibiza-style afternoon go to Sunset Ashram (check out when there are special events, this summer Fridays were amazing). Order in some rose vine and watch the sunset go down by the beach, later continue the night dancing to Ibiza musicians and DJs.

 

Passion Cafe in Marina Botafoch

Go here for healthy breakfast and lunches. The smoothies, avocado toasts and vegan brunches are amazing.

FORMENTERA

For a true Formentera experience, come with boat and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Illetas and Isla Espalmador. Go for lunch at any of the beach restaurants like Es Moli de Sal or if you have a scooter, go to Es Caló. Order in the famous Fideuá with seafood.

For a late fun afternoon, reserve a table at Beso Beach to party with the young Spanish and Italian crowd.